Recall date: November 4, 2016
Recall number: 17-028

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Samsung top-load washing machines
Hazard:

The washing machine top can unexpectedly detach from the washing machine chassis during use, posing a risk of injury from impact.

Consumer Contact:

Samsung toll-free at 866-264-5636 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET, or online at www.Samsung.com and click on the recall notice at the top of the page for more information.

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

Units:
About 2.8 million
Description:

This recall involves 34 models of Samsung top-load washing machines.  The washing machines have mid-controls or rear-controls. Model numbers and serial information can be found on two labels affixed to the back of the machine. The following model numbers are included in the recall depending on the serial number. Consumers should check with Samsung to see if their washer is recalled.

 

 

Models

WA40J3000AW/A2

WA45H7000AP/A2

WA45H7000AW/A2

WA45H7200AW/A2

WA45K7600AW/A2

WA45K7100AW/A2

WA48H7400AW/A2

WA48J7700AW/A2

WA48J7770AP/A2

WA48J7770AW/A2

WA50K8600AV/A2

WA50K8600AW/A2

WA52J8700AP/A2

WA52J8700AW/A2

WA400PJHDWR/AA

WA422PRHDWR/AA

WA456DRHDSU/AA

WA456DRHDWR/AA

WA476DSHASU/A1

WA476DSHAWR/A1

WA484DSHASU/A1

WA484DSHAWR/A1

WA48H7400AP/A2

WA50F9A6DSW/A2

WA50F9A7DSP/A2

WA50F9A7DSW/A2

WA50F9A8DSP/A2

WA50F9A8DSW/A2

WA52J8060AW/A2

WA5451ANW/XAA

WA5471ABP/XAA

WA5471ABW/XAA

WA56H9000AP/A2

WA56H9000AW/A2

 

 

 

 
Incidents/Injuries:

Samsung has received 733 reports of washing machines experiencing excessive vibration or the top detaching from the washing machine chassis.  There are nine related reports of injuries, including a broken jaw, injured shoulder, and other impact or fall-related injuries.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should contact Samsung immediately to receive one of the following remedy options. Consumers can choose (1) a free in-home repair that includes reinforcement of the washer’s top and a free one-year extension of the manufacturer’s warranty; (2) a rebate to be applied towards the purchase of a new Samsung or other brand washing machine, along with free installation of the new unit and removal of old unit; or (3) a full refund for consumers who purchased their washing machine within the past 30 days of the recall announcement.

All known consumers will also receive a Home Label Kit that includes a control panel guide and additional safety instructions in the mail.

Until they have received and installed a Home Label Kit, consumers should only use the delicate or waterproof cycles when washing bedding, water-resistant and bulky items.  The lower spin speed in the delicate or waterproof cycles lessens the risk of the washing machine top unexpectedly detaching from the washing machine chassis.

Sold At:

Best Buy, The Home Depot, Lowes, Sears and other home appliance stores nationwide from March 2011 to November 2016 for between $450 and $1,500.

Importer(s):

Samsung Electronics America Inc., of Ridgefield Park, N.J.

Distributor(s):

Samsung Electronics America Inc., of Ridgefield Park, N.J.

Manufactured In:
South Korea, China and Thailand
Consumer Contact:

Samsung toll-free at 866-264-5636 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET, or online at www.Samsung.com